Tottenham boss wants Europa League games to be held at Wembley.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino
Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino has rebuffed reports the club could play Europa League games at White Hart Lane.
Speaking at his press conference and quoted by the Evening Standard, Pochettino confirmed he wants the club to plat the matches at Wembley.
Tottenham have played their Champions League home games at Wembley due to ongoing renovations at White Hart Lane, to give more fans a chance of getting in demand tickets.
The team have lost both matches at the ground so far and are eliminated ahead of the third, against CSKA Moscow.
Tottenham fans before the game
Tottenham line up before the game
If they at least draw with CSKA then they will qualify for the Europa League, and while tickets will not be as coveted, Pochettino sees the Wembley hoodoo as a challenge which must be overcome.
He said: "We will play the Europa League in Wembley and we need to make it our home.
"Next season we need to play 19 games and European competition [at Wembley]."
Spurs are set to play all home matches in all competitions there next season, and could do with getting some wins on the board at the ground to get rid of the mental barrier which is at risk of developing.
Here is a look at how Spurs fans reacted on Twitter to Pochettino's comments...
Poch's decision to keep us at Wembley for EL games good in theory. However, need to get 50k fans in there to avoid it being a soulless bowl— Alan (@LaptopManager_) November 24, 2016
Very hard edged reasoning from Poch about playing Europa games at Wembley. Kind of admire that - thinking about what's best for the club https://t.co/rCrmYlZfU3— Terry Dignan (@TerryDignan) November 24, 2016
We've got to actually get a point to get into the Europa League and we're yet to get anything at Wembley so I'd keep it shut Poch #THFC— Tom Spayes (@tomspayes_23) November 24, 2016
So we are gonna play at Wembley in europa. At least it will be easy to get tickets. But will get shit for half filled ground. #COYS— lee smith (@leesmith81) November 24, 2016
There is not a single (non financial, or logistical) 'footballing' benefit to Spurs playing at Wembley Stadium!! #THFC— The Spurs Ramble (@thespursramble) November 24, 2016
No problem playing EL at Wembley Have no doubt crowds will be decent But will Spurs take it seriously? No point if suddenly worried about PL
— darron k brown (@darronkbrown) November 24, 2016
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